Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Digital Tuesday- Sketch

It feels like ages since I last posted. I was away for a week and befrore that I had major internet problems, so haven't been able to post for over a week.
This week it's Natascha's turn to choose the challenge at Digital Tuesday and she made a sketch for us to follow.

Our sponsor this week is Spesch Stamps who are giving away 3 digi stamps to the winnrer of this weeks challenge, and Tracey kindly let the dt choose an image to use.

I love the images at Spesch Stamps so of course I had to use one, and I chose one of the new images this time, called Lemonade Girl.

I went a bit bright with this one! Not my mormal kind of colours (I find myself saying that a lot lately though lol), but since she has lemons on her dress, there had to be some yellow in there, so I thought I would make it nice and bright and went for orange as well.
The base paper is Bo Bunny that I have had for ages and the butterfly one which I have also had for a long time is by Papermania.
I didn't have a die to give me the curved shape from the sketch and I didn't really want a ripped edge on this card, so I just cut the curvy bit freehand.
The ribbon is some I got ages ago in a bargain pack that I bought for my kids in the local poundland shop. I never thought I would ever use it, but it came in handy for this card because the only other orange or yellow ribbon I have is Halloween ones. I added some lace from my stash on top of the ribbon, some Prima flowers and the yellow flowers on top are from Janlynn.com but unfortunately they have stopped selling them.
The pretty doily is from Poppy's Cabin (link in sidebar) and a few Prima pearls.

 Isn't this image fab? I didn't realise when I asked Tracey for this one that it comes with no eyes drawn in (just the eyelashes and you have to draw the pupils yourself) and I kinda panicked because I am terrible at drawing eyes, but I had fun colouring her and I don't think the eyes turned out to bad. 
I used a fine liner black Promarker for the pupil and left a tiny white bit for highlights then just coloured as normal with blue Promarkers.
I do need a lor more practice though, but that's just another excuse for me to buy more of these fabby images:)

Promarker colours used
Skin: Coral, Satin, Blush, Baby Pink (for cheeks)
Hair: Henna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna
Yellows on dress and the lemon: Saffron, Tulip Yellow, Canary
Dress: Orange, Peach, Apricot
Shadows: Ice Grey 2 & 3 and blender

I hope you will join in with this weeks challenge.
Thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciate you visiting me, especially when I haven't been posting very much, and I love to read all the comments you leave (speaking of comments, there may just be some commenters/followers candy coming very soon:)


Tracey Feeger said...

Too cute Lora. Love it.

Rufus said...

Wow, for somebody who says that they don't draw good eyes...well her's are great! (and I'd know since I REALLY can't draw...esp eyes!)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! I love the monochromatic color theme!

Anneke said...

Beautiful card Lora!
Hugs Anneke

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hiya Hun, Popping by for a catch up via the DT blog! have emailed you a request to join the new dt blog, love this card hun the colours are gorjuss! hugs carlyann xx

Ellie said...

Hi Lora, hope you are doing well! Love your card, the image is beautifully colored!